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Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU

AAA - 2 Diamond

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The Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU offers an unbeatable San Diego location, close to San Diego State University & Qualcomm Stadium. The hotel features affordable rates and comfortable accommodations. Its also ranked highly on TripAdvisor and is one of the only hotels in San Diego with no hidden fees. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, parking and movies.

Guests of the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU will find that each spacious accommodation and suite features thoughtful touches to make every stay more comfortable, including a DVD player, complimentary high-speed Internet access, cable satellite television with HBO, ample desk space, coffee/tea maker and an iron and ironing board. For long-term guests, kitchen units with full-sized appliances are available, with special discounts for extended stays.

The hotel is perfect for families looking for value while visiting students at San Diego State University, construction crews wanting weekly and monthly stays, patients visiting nearby Alvarado Hospital or Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and those visiting nearby synagogues and churches.

With so much to explore in San Diego, just hop on the trolley! There are 2 stops less than 1.5 miles away at San Diego State University. Let the trolley whisk you away to Old Town, Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter, Qualcomm Stadium, Petco Park, the Convention Center and Tijuana, Mexico. Other attractions around this San Diego hotel include Viejas Arena (formerly Cox Arena), SeaWorld, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

Complete your stay by waking up to a complimentary continental breakfast with many kosher items and featuring a variety of morning-time favorites, like make your own waffles, relaxing at the outdoor heated pool with BBQ grill, surfing the web on the lobby computer and using our on-site laundry facility.

Make your next San Diego stay the best yet - book online today and save with the Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU. Enjoy your stay.

Our older, 2 story property with stairs, has a friendly staff, clean rooms and in a quiet area. A Credit Card is required for check-in. No cash accepted. Parking is free, so at times can be limited. Check with us first if you have a large vehicle.

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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States
AAA - 2 Diamond


Pets: No Pets accepted
Check-in & Check-out
15:00:00 | 11:00:00


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6474 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego
United States

What's nearby?


  • 1 mile(s) from La Mesa

  • 3 mile(s) from Lemon Grove

  • 5 mile(s) from El Cajon

  • 17 mile(s) from Chula Vista

  • 19 mile(s) from La Jolla

  • 20 mile(s) from Coronado

  • 22 mile(s) from Del Mar

  • 35 mile(s) from Escondido

  • 38 mile(s) from Carlsbad

  • 1 mile(s) from San Diego State University, and Cox Arena

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 1038 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 571
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My month at the Lamplighter

11/06/2018 Tommy O,

My family and I stayed at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn and Suites for nearly a month. I have to say I work in a high end hotel so I might have high standards or expectations when it comes to serv... more


Best Hotel in the Area

11/06/2018 tsudoughnim, San Diego, California

This is definitely the nicest hotel in the San Diego State neighborhood. It is clean, the rooms have been updated, and the staff is helpful, professional, and friendly. This is our first choice for bo... more



06/06/2018 jazzyrod, Portland, Oregon

We stayed there overnight before heading to Tijuana Airport the next morning. We arrived late at night and check in was fast. Comfortable beds and clean room. We will stay here in the future when we a... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Front Office Manager at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello jazzyrod, Thank you for the great review! We appreciate the 5 star rating! Our entire staff strives to give optimum service from check-in to check-out and seeing your review lets us know that we are doing our job right! We’re happy that you found our rooms comfy and clean. Our room attendants pride themselves on having some of the cleanest rooms in San Diego. Thank you for noticing! We’re glad that our location suited your needs. Our little hotel is centrally located, making us quite a convenient location. We are about 25 minutes from the international border and 15 minutes from most attractions in San Diego. Also, for those visiting SDSU, we are only a mile away. And as you mentioned, the 24 hour taco shop is a couple minutes away, along with many eateries located on the Boulevard. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience here on TripAdvisor. We look forward to serving you again! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care

Best Western Lamplighter Inn is Excellent

22/05/2018 wrosplock,

Very neat, clean and quiet. The rooms were in like-new condition. Comfortable and pleasant. The bed was also very comfortable and made for a very restful sleep experience. Breakfast was great. Hi... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello wrosplock, Thank you for choosing our little hotel during your visit to San Diego! Our staff is happy to see that you had a comfortable stay. We strive to provide our guests with excellent service, ultra clean rooms and amenities, such as the breakfast, that will satisfy. We are happy to see that you enjoyed the complimentary continental breakfast. We have a nice variety of baked goods that come straight from the bakery each day, along with yogurts, cereal, hard boiled eggs and other items. We highly recommend the freshly baked vanilla waffles topped with fruit and whipped cream or the steel cut oats with a variety of toppings, as those seem to be guest favorites! We truly appreciate you sharing your kind comments with the intent to recommend us to potential guests here on TripAdvisor. We hope to serve you again in the future! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care


21/05/2018 Donna B, Granite Bay, California

Great location and rooms--only issue is we had three rooms and one smelled like previous guests had smoked in it but other than that, everything was great! The close proximity to San Diego State is a... more

Owner Response
BW-Lamplighter-Inn, Customer Care at Best Western Lamplighter Inn & Suites at SDSU, responded to this review
Hello Donna B, Thank you for choosing to stay here at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn. We appreciate your kind and candid review. We are glad that your stay was great but, very sorry that one of the rooms smelled like smoke. We do our best to let all guests know that all of our rooms are non-smoking and what our policy, along with the fee that we charge for smoking. Unfortunately, not everyone abides by our policy. Our room attendants do their best to get rid of the odor, but it can be difficult to remove. If you happen to stay here again and there’s an issue with the room, please let our front desk know immediately, so we can try to resolve it quickly. We want our guests to have a comfortable, positive stay. We’re happy to see that we were a convenient location for you. Being only a mile away from UCSD, we have many SDSU visitors stay with us- concert goers, sports enthusiasts, many friends and family who have students attending the university, make us their “home away from home” and we love seeing all their familiar faces time and again! We are centrally located from many of the popular areas that travelers come to see in our beautiful city. Our staff would be happy to help with directions or suggestions to places of interest. Again, we apologize for the issue with the room but we hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you next time you’re in town. Thank you for the 5 stars! * Book Direct with Us - For the Best Service, Selection, and Value! * Yours in Hospitality, Michelle C.| Customer Care